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    Barnum and Bailey; 24 Monster and Baby Performing Elephants (Strobridge Litho Co., 1896). Poster (30.25" X 40.25").
    Strobridge Lithography was one of the leading producers of posters in the late nineteenth century and did most of the circus poster from the era. Beautiful and eye-popping graphics grace these wonderful works of art and this one is no exception. Done in beautiful stone lithography advertising Barnum and Bailey's act of performing elephants, this poster was printed just five short years after P.T. Barnum's death and the purchase and take over by his partner, James Bailey. Bailey passed away in 1906, and the circus was sold to the Ringling Brothers. This fantastic example is not backed or restored other than archival tissue tape behind a tear running from the lower border into the center and lower elephant on the poster. Minor border and center horizontal fold wear and small chips can be noted, but overall the poster is excellent condition for its age. This is a very scarce circus poster and not to be missed in this condition. Folded, Very Fine-.


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    March, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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